About Ben Silverio

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Ben F. Silverio received a degree from Drexel University in the Screenwriting and Playwriting Program with a minor in Television Production. While at Drexel, Ben co-founded and co-hosted a film review show called The Pretentious Film Majors, which has evolved into a multi-format form of entertainment including blogs, podcasts on iTunes, articles in the school paper, and a potential tv show. Now armed with an extremely expensive piece of paper, Ben can begin climbing the treacherous ladder of the entertainment industry, which he hopes to do while streaming WWE wrestling matches, reading Marvel comics, and blogging about the excessive amount of movies and tv shows that he watches, all on the iPhone that is permanently attached to his hand.
Favorites: Movies- Star Wars, Back to the Future, Zombieland, Moon, Scott Pilgrim Vs The World, Attack the Block, all the Batman movies (even Batman and Robin), almost all the Marvel movies (especially Captain America, and Iron Man) TV- Firefly, Doctor Who, Torchwood, The Walking Dead, Futurama, Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Batman: The Animated Series, X-men Comics- Captain America, The Avengers, The Young Avengers, The Punisher, The Amazing Spider-man, Deadpool, X-force, The Teen Titans, Batman.
Location: Philadelphia, PA

Ben Silverio - Writer

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ #700.5

    Posted Sunday, December 22nd, 2013 07:30 pm GMT -4

    During the month of December, Marvel fans were given the opportunity to travel back in time and revisit a world where Peter Parker was Spider-Man once again. But now, with issue #700.5, that brief visit has come to an end. However, unlike the last time he left us, Pete goes out with a good laugh. […]

  • Funko Announces ‘Firefly’ & ‘Game of Thrones’ Action Figures

    Posted Sunday, December 22nd, 2013 03:00 pm GMT -4

    Toys these days are insanely cooler than when I was a kid, especially action figures. Don’t get me wrong. I had some really cool toys, but in this day and age, not only do the toys actually look like the people they’re supposed to look like, they come with all the proper accessories and so […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ #700.4

    Posted Saturday, December 21st, 2013 09:00 pm GMT -4

    After an extremely lackluster first arc, Peter Parker’s “return” to the Marvel Universe in ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ continues in issues #700.3 and #700.4. During an epic battle with Firebrand, Spider-Man ends up with some pretty severe burns all over his body. He’s so disfigured that he’s unrecognizable to anyone, including the clean up crew from The […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Young Avengers’ #14

    Posted Saturday, December 21st, 2013 05:00 pm GMT -4

    We have finally reached the beginning of the end. After all the teen heroes of the Marvel Universe banded together to defeat Mother’s otherworldly companions that poured into our dimension, it’s time for the after party to begin in the second to last issue of Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie’s ‘Young Avengers’. That’s right! It […]

  • Movie Review: ‘Her’

    Posted Friday, December 20th, 2013 06:00 pm GMT -4

    Upon hearing the concept for Spike Jonze’s ‘Her’, one might find the whole thing to be very weird. Basically, the movie is a guy falling in love with his computer. It’s the equivalent of someone falling in love with Siri. However, instead of a corny, B-list sci-fi flick, we’re presented with a deeply emotional film […]

  • Marvel Explains ‘Inhuman’ Creative Team Changes

    Posted Friday, December 20th, 2013 09:00 am GMT -4

    After being announced this summer, the flagship book of the Marvel Comics event known as ‘Inhumanity’ was set to hit our local comic book shops in January. However, earlier this month, the company announced that ‘Inhuman’ by Matt Fraction with art by Joe Madureia would be postponed until April. Then, we found out this week […]

  • Disney Interactive Announces ‘Star Wars: Attack Squadron’

    Posted Thursday, December 19th, 2013 06:00 pm GMT -4

      When Disney first acquired Lucasfilm, things on the ‘Star Wars’ video game front looked bleak. While EA had been given the exclusive rights to produce games set in a galaxy far, far away, Disney CEO Bob Iger had mentioned that they would be focusing on social and mobile gaming as opposed to console games. Because […]

  • Marvel VP Defends Renumbering In All-New Marvel NOW

    Posted Thursday, December 19th, 2013 02:00 pm GMT -4

    After the massive success of Marvel NOW in 2013 that introduced a number of brand new Marvel books to local comic book shops everywhere, the House of Ideas is looking to do it again with All-New Marvel NOW in 2014. While some people have mistakenly labeled this as another reboot or relaunch, it’s simply a […]

  • Paul Rudd In Talks To Star In ‘Ant-Man’

    Posted Thursday, December 19th, 2013 01:26 pm GMT -4

    About seven months ago, we were teased that we would know who would be stepping into the size-changing shoes of Dr. Hank Pym in ‘Ant-Man’ by the end of the year. Here we are in December and the best thing we have is rumors and the news that the production is no longer shooting in […]

  • Former ‘Walking Dead’ Showrunner, Frank Darabont, Sues Network For Profits

    Posted Thursday, December 19th, 2013 11:00 am GMT -4

    Back in 2011, Frank Darabont was relieved as the executive producer and showrunner of ‘The Walking Dead’. After being there from the very inception of the series based on Robert Kirkman’s acclaimed zombie comic book, he stepped down and allowed veteran producer Glen Mazzara to step into the position for Season Two. Then, lasting a bit […]

  • Up Close And Personal With The Fierce Dragon Smaug From ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’

    Posted Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 03:00 pm GMT -4

    Judging by the $73.7 million that ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ drew in during its opening weekend, fans of Peter Jackson’s adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s beloved story have already seen what the titular dragon played by Benedict Cumberbatch looks like. Additionally, Smaug is also flying around New Zealand thanks to one of the country’s […]

  • Things Look Bleak For Two CW Sci-Fi Series

    Posted Tuesday, December 17th, 2013 08:00 pm GMT -4

    With most shows entering their mid-season hiatuses this time of year, the experts are starting to make predictions about what could stick around on our television sets. In term of science fiction/fantasy television, few networks have more programming than The CW. However, it looks like the audiences just aren’t tuning in and that could mean […]

  • Marvel Studios Eying Benedict Cumberbatch For Future Role?

    Posted Tuesday, December 17th, 2013 06:00 pm GMT -4

    Benedict Cumberbatch is a busy man these days. After appearing in ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’, preparing for the new season of ‘Sherlock’, and dominating the box office last weekend as the titular dragon in ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’, his rising star isn’t stopping any time soon. He’s even been rumored for a part […]

  • Where Would ‘The Hobbit’ Have Split If It Were Still Two Movies?

    Posted Tuesday, December 17th, 2013 01:18 pm GMT -4

    Prior to the summer of 2012, Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit’ was only meant to be a pair of movies. However, during July of that year, the filmmaker announced that the story of Bilbo Baggins would be extended to a trilogy by adapting the 125-pages of appendices on top of the short novel. At this moment, […]

  • HBO Releases First Footage Of ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 4

    Posted Monday, December 16th, 2013 07:25 pm GMT -4

    While it may seem like winter is already here around the country, winter is still coming as production continues on the next season of ‘Game of Thrones‘. HBO’s acclaimed fantasy drama based on George R.R. Martin’s ‘A Song of Fire & Ice’ novels is currently shooting their fourth season and while we have seen a […]